Sue Pascu Midcap
Sue Pascu was raised in Akron and went to Windemere Elementary School, Hyre Junior High
and Ellet High School.
She graduated from The University of Akron in 1978 with a degree in Education.
Sue taught in Akron Public Schools for many years at several different buildings:
Ellet High, Windemere, Hyre, Hatton, Betty Jane, and Ritzman, plus a few others. Sue has
also taught at Springfield High School, and Perry High School in Massillon. She is
currently the Department Chair of Special Education at Lake High School and is an
Intervention Specialist teaching Math. She began teaching at Lake High School in 2000.
Sue currently lives in Hartville, so it is nice for her to finally work close to home.
Sue is in the current class of Jennings Scholars through Kent State University and
the Jennings Foundation, and feels honored to have been chosen to receive such a distinction.
Sue met Roy Midcap while attending Akron U., and they married in 1979. They will
celebrate their 30 year anniversary in July 2009.
They have one daughter, Jenn, who is 25. Jenn graduated from Malone College and is
currently the Director of Operations and Marketing for the Summit Choral Society and
is also the Director of Music at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, both in Akron. She is not
yet married, so there are no grandchildren stories to share---YET! She is an extremely
talented flutist and vocalist.
When asked what she does in her 'Free Time', Sue replied, "Free time??? I do a LOT of
volunteer activities that keep me constantly busy. I have some health issues, so I am
either “running on empty” or unable to function and end up bedridden for some time…
you’d think I’d learn to pace myself!!"
Sue is the support group leader for the Akron-Canton Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and
Fibromyalgia Self-Help Group. She is still very active at Oak Hill Presbyterian Church
in Ellet: she is the director for the kindergarten thru 2nd grade handbell choir
(Rainbow Ringers), a part of the adult handbell choir, a member of the adult Chancel Choir,
and active on several committees within the church governing body. She also does various
volunteer activities for the Summit Choral Society (especially when Jenn gets overwhelmed
during concert times). Sue does volunteer tutoring for current and former students who need
extra help with their classes (high school and/or college), and she likes to spend time
with her family. Both of Sue’s parents have passed, and Sue has said that life is very
different when that happens. “Since we (siblings) no longer have our ‘home base’ to meet
like we used to, we have to make a special effort to keep in touch!
It is always nice to get together.”
Sue says that it is fun to meet people for lunch or dinner at the Hartville Kitchen! “Call
me or send an email…I’d love to reconnect with friends from Ellet.” ;-)
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